University of Glasgow

University of Glasgow

Professional Legal Practice

Our aim is that the Glasgow Diploma comes to be regarded as the trademark of excellence, ensuring that you are not just employable but sought after by employers. We strive to ensure that you are equipped with the practical skills and knowledge necessary to practise law in the 21st Century. We create opportunities for you to develop a professional network which will support you throughout your career.

Entry requirements

Possess a law degree from a Scottish university, or a qualification accepted by the Senatus as equivalent thereto. Have passed or obtained exemption from the professional examinations of the Law Society of Scotland in those subjects required in terms of the Admission as Solicitor (Scotland) Regulations. The Diploma in Professional Legal Practice is a requirement for entry to either branch of the legal profession in Scotland. To qualify for admission to the Diploma in Professional Legal Practice, applicants must have graduated, or be qualified to graduate with an LLB from a Scottish university. Applicants must have successfully completed classes which comprise the Law Society of Scotland's professional curriculum, which is usually completed during the first 2 years of an LLB.

Course modules

Core courses: Civil litigation (incorporating advocacy, rules of procedure, evidence, negotiation and pre-action protocols); commercial awareness; criminal litigation (incorporating advocacy, evidence and procedure and negotiation); private client (incorporating wills, trusts, deeds of variation and guardianship); property law and conveyancing (incorporating purchase, sale and commercial leases). Optional courses: Advanced civil litigation (incorporating advocacy, remedies, debates, proofs and appeals); advanced criminal litigation (incorporating advocacy); commercial contracts; commercial conveyancing; contemporary Scottish public law; corporate; family law (incorporating negotiation, mediation, collaboration and litigation); human rights (incorporating topics such as employment, asylum and immigration, criminal, children's hearing referrals).

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PgDip Full-time GBP 7,500 per Whole course (EU) 9 months
PgDip Full-time GBP 7,500 per Whole course (England) 9 months
PgDip Full-time GBP 7,500 per Whole course (International) 9 months
PgDip Full-time GBP 7,500 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 9 months
PgDip Full-time GBP 7,500 per Whole course (Scotland) 9 months
PgDip Full-time GBP 7,500 per Whole course (Wales) 9 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Glasgow Glasgow G12 8QQ Scotland

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